Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy Murray
In 1964-65 defenseman Randy Murray was a member of the Calgary Buffaloes of the Alberta Junior Hockey League before heading east the following year to play a year of major junior with the London Nationals in the OHA joining such future NHLers as Walt McKechnie, Jim Dorey and goalie Rocky Farr.

Murray was never accused of being a flashy, offensive style defenseman. By his own admission he had limited playing skills and realized that to be effective he needed to play within himself, which he most often did. He was not drafted by any NHL team coming out of junior so he joined the Charlotte Checkers of the EHL in 1966-67 where he soon established a name for himself as a rugged, stay-at-home defenseman. He was also not afraid to mix it up if opposing forwards got too boisterous in front of the Checkers' crease as evidenced by his 148 minutes in penalties.

Over the next five years Murray played with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League but he was called up for the only three games of his NHL career by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1969-70 season. Although he saw very limited ice time during his short stay with the Blue & White, it was certainly the thrill of a lifetime.

After a short stay in Calgary, Murray returned to the Tulsa Oilers for one final season in 1972-73 before retiring from active playing.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Calgary Buffaloes AJHL
1965-66 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 38 11 13 24 120
1966-67 Charlotte Checkers EHL 65 10 25 35 148 8 1 4 5 19
1966-67 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 5 0 0 0 17
1967-68 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 61 3 14 17 108 6 1 0 1 12
1968-69 Tulsa Oilers CHL 64 7 14 21 97 7 2 4 6 16
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
1969-70 Tulsa Oilers CHL 55 5 14 19 90 6 0 0 0 13
1970-71 Tulsa Oilers CHL 68 2 27 29 143
1971-72 Calgary Stampeders PrSHL 24 6 5 11 47
1972-73 Tulsa Oilers CHL 38 0 10 10 59
1973-74 Calgary Trojans AIHA
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 2


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